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You Only Live Twice opened in UK cinemas 50 years ago today (on the 13th in America), and to celebrate the release of the biggest Bond of all Cinema Retro's September issue pays tribute to this cinematic extravaganza with a 32-page 'Film in Focus' special. Apart from Matthew Field and Ajay Chowdhury's interview with Nancy Sinatra (a rare in-print interview about her involvement with the film), we feature many rare and never-seen-before stills and behind-the-scenes photos, features on props and collectibles, and exclusive interviews with Karin Dor, Leslie Bricusse, Julie Rogers (the singer who was originally contracted to record the title song) and Mark Cerulli catches up with Tsai Chin for her memories of the film. And that's not all - Bond composer David Arnold discusses how the music to You Only Live Twice changed his life forever, and we have an exclusive interview with the late Ken Wallis, the »
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Legendary British actor Roger Moore – best known for his role as the super spy James Bond – has passed away aged 89 after a battle with cancer, his family have announced on Twitter.
With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated. pic.twitter.com/6dhiA6dnVg
— Sir Roger Moore (@sirrogermoore) May 23, 2017
Born in London in 1927, Moore began his career as a model in the 1950s, before signing a seven-year contract with MGM in 1954. After early appearances in the likes of Interrupted Melody, The King’s Thief and The Miracle, Moore would go on to make his name in television with roles in Ivanhoe, The Alaskans, Maverick and The Saint, the latter of which brought him worldwide fame as Simon Templar.
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Two years after Japan stepped back onto the international stage following its wartime devastation by hosting the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, James Bond, in the form of Sean Connery, arrived in the country to film You Only Live Twice. From July 1966 to March 1967, the fifth Bond film was shot mostly in Japan, from Tokyo to Himeji Castle to the southern island of Kyushu.
But in the intervening half-century, few major international productions have filmed there, even those (The Last Samurai, 47 Ronin and Ghost in the Shell) set in the country. Barriers including language, logistics, shooting restrictions and minimal financial »
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On May 18, 2017, as part of their ongoing Classic Film series, the Pickwick Theatre in Park Ridge, Illinois (outside Chicago) will present a 50th Anniversary digital restoration screening of the 1967 James Bond extravaganza, You Only Live Twice. Showtimes 2:00pm and 7:30pm.
At the 7:30pm show, Bond author Raymond Benson will provide the Introduction and Ian Fleming Foundation board member Colin Clark will exhibit the Model 47 Bell Helicopter used in the motion picture. The first 100 patrons through the door will get a chance to win a tour of the James Bond vehicles facility in Illinois that is overseen by the Iff. Jay Warren will perform pre-show music on the theatre organ beginning at 6:30pm.
Tickets available online at http://www.pickwicktheatre.com/showtimes.asp .
5 S. Prospect Ave.
Park Ridge, Il 60068
Matinee: $6 (2pm)
Evening: $10 / $8 (advance) (7:30pm) »
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Dark Horse's The Strange Case of the Disappearing Man comic book series tops today's Horror Highlights, which also includes Wizard World Cleveland, new releases (respectively) from Cavity Colors and Blue Underground, Apocalypse Kiss, and the New Jersey Horror Con.
The Strange Case of the Disappearing Man Comic Book Series: Press Release: "Milwaukie, Ore., (March 14, 2017)—Victorian horror fans, rejoice! Dark Horse is delighted to announce the follow-up to 2011’s cult classic The Strange Case of Mr. Hyde, with The Strange Case of the Disappearing Man. Mr. Hyde’s Cole Haddon brings fans even more Thomas Adye adventures, while Sebastián Cabrol (Thief: Tales from the City, Caliban) lends his beautiful art to the story, and Hernán Cabrera (Caliban) brings the art to life with his gorgeously grotesque color palette.
The Strange Case of the Disappearing Man finds Inspector Thomas Adye of Scotland Yard struggling to return to normalcy after his run-in with »
- Derek Anderson
Sean Connery played James Bond five times, from Dr. No through You Only Live Twice, before abandoning the role. He would eventually be coaxed back for Diamonds Are Forever. But before that, for a single film, another actor held the role of Agent 007. That actor was George Lazenby, an Australian mechanic with no experience […]
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3-D in CinemaScope? That seems like a strange combination, but this obscure treasure hunt adventure with Joanne Dru and Mark Stevens is indeed billed as being filmed in the ‘Miracle of Stereo-Vision,’ five years after the demise of Hollywood’s first fling with ‘depthies.’ Kino and the 3-D Film Archives extras include two vintage 3-D shorts, one of them never screened in 3-D.
1960 / Color / 2:39 widescreen / 92 min. / Street Date March 28, 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 34.95
Film Editor: Alberto Valenzuela
Art Direction: Boris Leven
Underwater director: Paul Stader
Produced by Edward L. Alperson
Directed by Byron Haskin
The 3-D Film Archive has been an amazing resource for the fascinating depth format, »
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Ryan Lambie Mar 14, 2017
Shortly after the release of X-Men spin-off Logan in March, director James Mangold took to Twitter to vent is frustration about the clamour of interest surrounding his new movie - specifically, whether or not it had a post-credits scene.
"People wonder why I care," a clearly agitated Mangold wrote. "I care 'cause filmmakers now make films under crippling security because of parasitic gossip. Makes movies worse."
While it's certainly true that the internet allows rumours and leaks to swirl around the planet with unprecedented speed, filmmakers' desire for secrecy is far from new. The more directors and studios try to keep their upcoming projects away from the public gaze, the more intent the film press »
Mark Allison Feb 22, 2017
Iam Fleming's James Bond novels still have narratives and ideas that haven't made it to the 007 movie series...
A spoiler lies ahead for Spectre
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Over the course of 11 years, Ian Fleming wrote 12 James Bond novels and nine short stories before his death in 1964, forming the basis for the film series which survives to the present day. 24 films and 55 years since the birth of the cinematic Bond, it might come as a surprise that the franchise hasn’t completely exhausted its source material. More often than not, however, the James Bond films have been adaptations in name only.
Starting with Roald Dahl’s outlandish screenplay for the fifth Bond film, You Only Live Twice, the film scripts began to drift away from their literary inspirations. For most of Roger Moore’s seven-film tenure, for example, entire plots and characters were »
Rob Leane Feb 10, 2017
More often than you might think, scenes that appear in movie trailer don’t turn up in the finished film. This can leave trailer-loving audience members confused as the credits roll, wondering if they dropped off and missed something important.
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A couple of massive movies have done this recently, and the internet has been quick to fill in the blanks with speculation. Fingers have been pointed at tinkering studio bigwigs and extensive reshoots, when the reality is often a little less dramatic: filmmakers always chop some footage in the edit, and they rarely have much involvement in the trailers. »
10 items from 2017
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